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When I talked, played, and sang of “Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary”

In 2006 after Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary was published, I gave a series of talks in California, Illinois, and New Mexico. In each talk I included stories, commentary, music, and poetry from Sightlines. I have these talks at readings posted on Riehlife, but checking on them now I find that the transcripts are truncated. You […]

Bragging Rights: “Sightlines” Kudos

Dear Riehlife Villagers, You know how you work forever just because, and then all of a sudden the world knows you and and your work are really cooking? That’s what’s happened to me. Here’s a sampling.–Janet ________________ * Hey! SF Book Festival just awarded an honorable mention to our audio book “Sightlines: A Family Love […]

“Mama’s Suitcase” Slide Show by Carol Cole Lewis

Carol created this slide show from family archival photos I sent her. These photos play over my reading of “Mama’s Suitcase” from “Sightlines: A Family Love Story in Poetry and Music.”

TCM’s Ernest Dempsey review of “Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary”

Sightlines Janet Grace Riehl iUniverse Inc. ISBN: 0-595-37499-9 Genre(s): Poetry Reviewed by Ernest Dempsey Death sometimes brings about a radical swing in the way the survivors look at life. Janet Grace Riehl, an award-winning author, has written a poetry book Sightlines (iUniverse Inc., Lincoln, 2006) that expresses her feelings about the beauties and frailties of […]

Robson Reviews Riehl’s “Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary”…(from Resident Media Pundit)

The poetry collection “Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary” by Janet Riehl is a soaring, poignant homage to family, sorrow, and the rebirth that comes with pain and loss. Written after the death of her sister in a tragic automobile accident, Riehl cobbled together her father’s mournful poems as well as her own and set out to […]

“Sightlines” graces Unitarian book group

Janet Riehl with “Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary” Marcy Burns has been a “friend of the book” since Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary” came out in 2006. She found it through Dan Poynter’s list, reviewed it, and set about becoming a friend of the book, my work, and me. On my trip to Riverside last winter [click […]

Riehl’s Writer Story on “How We Became Writers”

Joel Heffner is a man of many projects. One of his really fun ones is a site called “How We Became Writers: This is how we did it.” He’s just posted my story of how I became a writer which includes my poem “Scribbler,” from “Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary.” You can read the entire post […]

Riehl’s poetry & music on

Old Time Radio Like three other friends of mine, I’m now, Saturday, 11 a.m., to appear on Blogtalk Radio’s Authors Read program hosted by Lillian Brummet (Conscious Discussions talk radio). Folks, this is a great resource and readily available to any of you authors out there who wanna read from your books! For my show, […]


A LONG DRIVE IN THE COUNTRY It’s a pretty drive from St. Louis to Nashville (routes 64/57/24) that takes around 5.5 hours and crosses three rivers (Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee) and passes by many gorgeous large lakes (Rend/Egypt/Barkley) where I wanted to just stop and camp. The routes down are so aesthetically constructed without billboards […]

Riehl’s “Sightlines” Spotlighted: Life in the Modern World on Dianne K. Salerni’s highspirited site

Dianne K. Salerni offers monthly Spotlights of Independent Author Guild books on the pages on her High Spirited site. This month’s spotlight theme features non-fiction, poetry, and contemporary fiction for Life in the Modern World “Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary” shares good company with these other Independent Author Guild Members and their books. Floyd Orr Kevin […]